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Crisis in Utah May 29, 2007

Posted by daveintexas in Economics.
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Liquor distribution gummed up, citizens surly.

Apparently a combination of legal constraints and booming growth in St. George, Utah have local imbibers standing in long lines for short supplies.  Like Murmanskians in line for toilet paper.  Hey, at least they had cheap vodka to drink while waiting to buy two rolls of Zharmin-ski.

126,000 citizens.  One liquor store.  Do the math.  A state owned and operated store, and you can just forget about any Mr. John Daniels on Presidents Day.

I predict nothing good can come of this.  Some citizens have already turned to bootlegging.

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1. eddiebear - May 29, 2007

Uh-oh. Is Sobek still in Utah?

Just saying.

2. Michael - May 29, 2007

Michael’s List of Potential Places to Retire:

1. St. George, Utah

3. skinbad - May 29, 2007

There’s plenty of surliness today in the state. Effin’ Spurs.

4. Sobek - May 29, 2007

“126,000 citizens. One liquor store. Do the math.”

By my calculations, that approximately 123,000 citizens per liquor store! (Note: my numbers could be off a little).

“Uh-oh. Is Sobek still in Utah?”

No. I left in a big hurry under cover of darkness last night. I’m sure it’s only a coincidence that St. George is on the way to Las Vegas.

5. BrewFan - May 29, 2007

This is unimaginable for somebody from Wisconsin. We have 126,000 taverns per citizen.

6. wiserbud - May 29, 2007

Wasn’t there a an official-looking memo released about this situation? I personally take this shortage as evidence that we are losing in our war against Utah.

7. Michael - May 29, 2007

Wiser, it was definitely an official memo. It had an eagle on it and everything.

8. Muslihoon - May 29, 2007

Skinbad: Whom is St. George named after? Somewhere I read it was named after Phillip St. George Cooke, who donated stuff to an LDS settlement known as “Dixie.” In another place, I read it was named after George A. Smith, grandfather of President George Albert Smith. Do you know what the real story is?

9. Sobek - May 29, 2007

“I personally take this shortage as evidence that we are losing in our war against Utah.”

You can’t win the war against Utah. They’ll out-breed you. It’s simple demographics, like in Mark Steyn’s book “America Alone.”

10. skinbad - May 29, 2007

Musli,

http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/s/STGEORGE.html

goes with the George A. Smith story. That’s the way I’ve heard it.

11. Muslihoon - May 29, 2007

Thanks Skinbad!


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